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CSPAN
May 5, 2013 6:35pm EDT
very senior person in the obama white house to say good-bye when i was leaving in 2009, and we had a little discussion, and i said to this person, why was it that one of the first things the obama white house did that caused a lot of upset in britain, this, was get the best of winston churchill that was in the bush oval office, and chuck it out, get rid of it? why did he do that, your bestest ally in the whole world, and the guy looked at me, and said, oh, people are mad? we thought it was eisenhower. he said, what other guy looks like -- i thought, you know, he was only half joking, actually, because that is modern america. it is people who have a view of the world that is not the kind of mayflower view of the world, it's not the view of the world you get in kansas city, missouri. it's not the view of the world among the kind of older generation of white americans who regard, you know, britain as being something special, and i spent a lot of my time, particularly in the flyover states based in the united states, you know, pretending to be hugh grant, basically, that english thing,
CSPAN
May 4, 2013 1:00pm EDT
cannot wait to read the book that barack obama writes about race when he gets out of the white house. >> host: is that fair to the country? >> guest: i don't know if it's fair to the country but in a weird way we're at a point where consumers and the public have more control over these situations than they realize, and if he talked about race and it was accepted by most of the people in the country, he would do it. but what hi is finding is when he talks about race, it spikes his unpopularity with white voteres. and so he has to take his shots, and frankly, i would rather see our president, whoever he is, focus on the issues he can make a difference on, and if talking about race is going to make it harder for him to make progress on the pressing issues of the day, almost feel like that might be a subject he can better address when he is out of the white house, when he has more freedom. he doesn't have to worry about public opinion, and when can really zero in on a subject in a way he can't do when he is president and has to deal with every crisis that comes across the desk. >> host:
CSPAN
May 2, 2013 9:00am EDT
announcement from the president at our website, c-span.org. president obama just left the white house for a three-day trip to mexico and costa rica to highlight the immigration bill moving through congress. mr. obama is scheduled to arrive in mexico this afternoon for meetings with the mexican president. we will have a joint conference which we will try to bring later in our schedule. >> [inaudible conversations] >> we are expecting to hear from your couple of retired army colonel's on the pentagon budget. and while we wait we'll hear about the president's trip to mexico. >> good morning, welcome to the heritage foundation and to our auditorium. we, of course, welcome those who join us on our heritage.org website on all of these. welcome those are joining us today on c-span as well. we would ask in house if you check that cell phones have been turned off. it will be appreciated by all who are recording the events. we will of course post our program within 24 hours on the heritage home page for those who would like to return for future reference. hosting our discussion today is steven bucci.
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 1:35pm EDT
everything we imagine about political participation. americans, white americans especially we said would never be able to do that. and i think one of the moments that, for me, was so powerful during the election was the time when obama actually had to come out and talk explicitly about race. because one of the things -- >> he did it here if philadelphia. >> he did it right here in philadelphia. one of the ironies, there's so many ironies in our contemporary political moment, but one of the most powerful ones is the first black president is the one who can talk the least about race. it's the third, fourth and fifth rail for that -- i mean, there's something about race that he knows he can't discuss, and part of what he tried to do in that moment at least was to say let me say something th think is going to bring people together that's forward thinking, and then hopefully i'll never have to bring it up again. and there's something about that, i think, in some ways that is quintessential paranoia. the idea is americans are so fatigued about race, they're so resistant to thinking about
CSPAN
May 3, 2013 12:00pm EDT
what, it's easier to rack up more of the other demographic votes and easier to rack up more white votes than it is to turn some of the hispanic votes. i think they will win with 29, 30% of the latino vote. well it ended up we got 27% and president obama not only was able to wrap the -- replicate the numbers from 2008, he was able to improve on the turnout from those numbers which the romney campaign wasn't counting on but the result of that, the silver lining i think president obama the biggest thing he has done and the biggest favor he is done for immigration reform was to win by 71%. and candidate romney, the biggest favor he did probably to immigration reform is talking about self deportation and self deporting himself from the white house. >> i hope you are right that mccain show up in this debate. one thing and to honor my commitment and everyone. i want to hear from you because again you are at the center of this debate in washington. hector barreto is a sociologist and historian and this always seems to work out the way the polls do. i don't have to work out that hard. cong
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of information and regulatory affairs in the obama white house in the president's first term. he described in a "new york times" article how properly packaged messages of hate can spread and how hard it is for fact and reason to catch up. let me read that. suppose you saw with a strong, but basely conviction, that nefarious people conspire against your kind. the best medicine is no medicine. if so, you can ready discover the support for your views because of web, too, enclaves of like-minded people are found or emerge in an instant. a lot of empirical work establishes that when people sort themselves to such enclaves, they tend to become more confident, more unified, and more extreme, so is technology making people more dismissive of views, more toller rand of extremist views? >> i think of the internet as a force multiplier, good and bad. to the extent what technology does is give us access to so many more people, and they would not get off line for practical reasons, could come together, and so it exacerbates our tendencies to think a certain way and to the extent that we are j
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2013 3:45pm EDT
do it. >> the white house correspondence dipper, president obama, and late night talk show hosts headline the event before celebrities, journalists, and the white house press corp.. it starts with the red carpet arrivals live today at 6:15 eastern on c-span. >> gary schapiro outlines strategies used to strive in today's economy now on booktv. >> thank you, rick, i appreciate the introduction, and thanks to all of you who give up your time to be here, and listen, and i hope this will be interactive after awhile. the map is i speak a little bit, and then we have some interaction and questions. i spoken of many, many groups around the country and around the world about the issues, and every group is different with different interests. a little bit more about my background. i do head a trade association. it's a non-profit organization of over 2,000 technology companies, everyone you expect from microsoft to sny, best buy to target to companies like google and yahoo. companies at the cutting edge, and i have been in the position for over 20 years and i started out as a lawsuit in wash
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm EDT
] [inaudible conversations] >> president obama held a news conference earlier today at the white house, marking the 100th day of his second term in office. he discussed a range of issues come including use of chemical weapons in syria. the investigation into the boston marathon bombings and immigration. here is part of those comments now about syria. >> even separate from the chemical weapons issue, what is happening in syria is a blog -- on the international general public got to make sure we do everything we can to protect the syrian people. in that context, what i've also said is the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer. not simply for the united states, but the international community. the reason is that established international law norms that say we use these kinds of weapons. you have the potential of killing massive numbers of people in the most inhumane way possible. the proliferation rusks are so significant we don't want that genie out of the box. so when i said the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer, that was in a position unique to the united states
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 3:00pm EDT
bring their partisan conflicts into the white house? would mitt romney and barack obama really cooperate? that's what they framers were talking about. alecer in hamilton talks about multiple presidents, rivalries. it don't thing that would happen. in fact the very good reason to think they'll develop a cooperative relationship. first, they wouldn't have incentives to have conflictual ual don connect newell relationships in tip tall power, sharing settings, each person or different people feel that by maneuvering and jockeying for power they can establish a dominant position, but in a college presidency i -- coalition presidency i propose no amount of maneuvering or back-stabbing or doing whatever else could lead to a dominant position. no matter what it would be a 50-50 relationship for the current term and after re-election. so there wouldn't be incentive to engage in conflict. more than that there would be a very important incentive to cooperate. when presidents reach the white house, they're at the top of the political ladder. at that point, the primary concern is the legacy
CSPAN
May 3, 2013 6:00am EDT
general membership meeting, and we are truly honored to have as our next speaker barry jo white -- mary jo white, chairman of the securities and exchange commission. chairman white was appointed by president obama in january and confirmed by the senate last month. the exceptionally strong bipartisan support she received in the confirmation process is, i think, a real testament to the extraordinary experience she brings to her office and to the long and successful record of her prior public service. you know, in today's often polarized political environment that kind of bipartisan support augers very well, indeed, for her leadership of the sec. in public life chairman white is best known for her nine years as the united states attorney for the southern district of new york. as you know, that office litigates some of the most important and complex criminal and civil cases in the nation. during her tenure there, chairman white certainly saw her share of these including prosecutions stem thing from the bombings of the -- stemming from the bombings of the world trade center in 2001, 1993 and
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
overall economy. what do you think? should we do that? and even in congress and the white house both president obama and members of congress, paul ryan, have proposed limiting average medicare spending per beneficiary to gdp growth at 0.5%. we don't hear much about that. but both of them have proposed limits, because they know that trajectory that we're on. what do you think? should we have limits to how much we spend? the health care reform law had proposed ap independent advisory board, it'd be set up with 15 members appointed by the president, confirmed by the senate, and members would recommend ways to curb medicare spending. it was based on the base realignment and closure commission. we had to close a lot of military bases. it's very hard for elected officials to make those decisions to close a military base in their own constituency, so they ceded that responsibility to experts, and congress had to agree or disagree. that was the model used for the independent payment advisory board. it cannot change medicare raise premiums, cut benefits, and if congress doesn't like the recom
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2013 2:30pm EDT
it. >> the white house correspondence dipper, president obama, and
CSPAN
May 2, 2013 12:00pm EDT
treasury secretary robert rubin. president obama made his announcement in the white house rose garden just before leaving for mexico and costa rica. he's on a three-day trip to highlight the immigration bill moving through congress. the president is scheduled to arrive in mexico city this afternoon for meetings with president nieto and will cover a joint press conference with the two later date at 5:10 pm eastern. which we will have live over on c-span. [inaudible conversations] >> [inaudible conversations] >> [inaudible conversations] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome -- [inaudible] ♪ [applause] >> thanks very much. as we get started at our keynote luncheon i would first like to start by thanking very much george and his team from jpmorgan for a wonderful lunch. can you please join me in a round of applause. thank you, jpmorgan. [applause] i would also like to recognize all members of the gmm planning committee. they did a fabulous job in helping put this conference together but i would also like, i would like to ask them to stem but i also want the ici stafa does such
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
a wrong turn but some of us are required to pay for the rest of our live. barack obama himself has admitted to more than a little bit of drug use in his lifetime. he admitted to using marijuana and cocaine in his use. if he had not been raised by white grandparents in hawaii or had not done much of his illegal drug use on but the odds are good he would have been stopped or for a store search and caught and far from being president of the united states today he might not even have the right to vote depending on the state he lives in. >> intelligentsia is from the certainty that religion and reason are in different boxes. and the two are at war with each other. someone who was a rational is not a religious or vice versa. and it is the antidote to religion. this itself is the ultimate irrational idea because of the belief that religion is identical to the west is completely untrue.
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